BEAUTY AROUND THE WORLD A CULTURAL ENCYCLOPEDIA

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Beauty Around The World A Cultural Encyclopedia

Author : Erin Kenny
ISBN : 9781610699457
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 36.18 MB
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Taking the concept of beauty seriously, this encyclopedia examines how humanity has sought and continues to seek what is "beautiful" in a variety of cultural contexts, giving readers an understanding of how to look at beauty both intellectually and critically. • Provides an interdisciplinary approach to world beauty practices, from the earliest experiments in plastic surgery in 600 B.C. to contemporary practices • Gives readers a representative overview of beauty practices around the globe • Documents how from cosmetics to clothing, exercise to body modification, being beautiful is a goal worldwide • Identifies numerous authoritative sources of information for further research and reading
Category: Social Science

Faces Around The World

Author : Margo DeMello
ISBN : 9781598846171
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 43.54 MB
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This book provides a comprehensive examination of the human face, providing fascinating information from biological, cultural, and social perspectives. * A complete bibliography of sources and index of subjects * Includes 100 images, numerous sidebars, and interesting "pop-out" quotes related to the face
Category: Social Science

Hats And Headwear Around The World

Author : Beverly Chico
ISBN : 1610690621
Genre : Design
File Size : 50.66 MB
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This concise encyclopedia examines headwear around the world, from ancient times to the modern era, comprising entries that address cultural significance, religion, historical events, geography, demographic and ethnic issues, fashion, and contemporary trends.
Category: Design

Cultural Encyclopedia Of The Breast

Author : Merril D. Smith
ISBN : 9780759123328
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 64.65 MB
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Boobs. Tits. Hooters. Knockers. Jugs. Breasts. We celebrate them; we revile them. They nourish us; they kill us. And regardless of what we call them, breasts have fascinated us since prehistoric times. This A-to-Z encyclopedia explores the historical magnitude and cultural significance of the breast over time and around the world. A team of international scholars from various disciplines provides key insights and information about the breast in art, history, fashion, social movements, medicine, sexuality, and more. Entries discuss depictions of breasts on ancient figurines, in Renaissance paintings, and in present-day advertisements. They examine how fashion has emphasized or de-emphasized the breast at various times. They tackle medical issues—such as breast augmentation and breast cancer—and controversies over breastfeeding. The breast as sexual object and even a site of smuggling are also covered. As a whole, the Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast takes an engaging and accessible look at this notable body part.
Category: Social Science

They Do What A Cultural Encyclopedia Of Extraordinary And Exotic Customs From Around The World

Author : Javier A. Galván
ISBN : 9781610693424
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 31.71 MB
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This single-volume work covers many traditions, customs, and activities Westerners may find unusual or shocking, covering everything from the Ashanti people's funeral celebrations to wife-carrying competitions in Finland. • Provides a unique global perspective via content from 48 authors currently working, living, or traveling in most continents of the world • Supplies interdisciplinary points of view by incorporating aspects of religion, food, festivals, history, social practices, funeral traditions, and grand community celebrations • Serves to highlight distinct cultural differences while also enabling readers to discover how much people have in common and to consider how certain American traditions might seem "strange" to people from outside the United States
Category: Social Science

Holy People Of The World

Author : Phyllis G. Jestice
ISBN : 1576073556
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 71.17 MB
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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Etiquette And Taboos Around The World A Geographic Encyclopedia Of Social And Cultural Customs

Author : Ken Taylor
ISBN : 9781440838217
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 53.13 MB
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An interesting resource for learning about the cultural differences and characteristics of people across the globe, this encyclopedia covers the "do's" and "don'ts" of a breadth of countries and major ethnic groups. • Provides comprehensive coverage of many of the world's countries and cultures that enables readers to make insightful cross-cultural comparisons • Directly supports the National Geography Standards by examining cultural mosaics • Provides relevant and useful information for readers preparing for study-abroad excursions or other international travel
Category: Social Science

Sweet Treats Around The World An Encyclopedia Of Food And Culture

Author : Timothy G. Roufs
ISBN : 9781610692212
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 34.83 MB
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From apple pie to baklava, cannoli to gulab jamun, sweet treats have universal appeal in countries around the world. This encyclopedia provides a comprehensive look at global dessert culture. • Discusses iconic desserts and sweet treats in their cultural and historical contexts in North and Latin America; the Caribbean; Europe; North Africa and the Middle East; Sub-Saharan Africa; Central, South, and East Asia; and the Pacific • Feeds into the World Geography database and allows students of geography, social studies, language, and anthropology to examine cultural trends and make cross-cultural connections • Looks at regional desserts across the United States • Includes a selection of contributed family recipes from around the world to provide hands-on learning • Features sidebars of interesting, fun facts and anecdotes relating to desserts and sweet treats
Category: Cooking

Cultural Encyclopedia Of The Penis

Author : Michael Kimmel
ISBN : 9780759123144
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 39.14 MB
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Peter. Pecker. Wiener. Dick. Schlong. Penis. Whatever we choose to call it, the penis is more than just a body part. This A-to-Z encyclopedia explores the cultural meanings, interpretations, and activities associated with the penis over the centuries and across cultures. Scholars, activists, researchers and clinicians delve into the penis in antiquity, in art, in religion, in politics, in media, in music, and in the cultural imagination. They examine the penis as a problem, a fetishized commodity, a weapon, an object of play. Penile décor and fashions—from piercings to koteka—are treated with equal dignity. Explanation of common medical terms and not-so-common subcultural practices add to the broad scope of the book. Taken together, the Cultural Encyclopedia of the Penis offers refreshing, thoughtful, and wide-ranging insight into this malleable, meaningful body part.
Category: Social Science